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For better of worse, Zack Snyder's 300 was a trend setting film in terms of showing what was possible in the realms of creating fantastical green screen worlds that audiences would swallow. Where films like Avatar go for photo-realism, 300 went for a more textured, illustrative look that set a new identity for historical epics (Immortals aped it in a big way).

It was also a huge money maker for Legendary and Warner Bros. so of course we'd get a sequel and now here's the first trailer.



Synopsis:
Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

"300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.


In theaters March 2014


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Missphitts (5 years ago) Reply

Actually pleasantly surprised and looking forward to this now. Was thinking it might be a total bust but it looks pretty damn cool.


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